It joined us last night.
It doesn't visit often
Which is a good thing
As it takes up precious space
Last night I was too tired and tried to ignore it.
That was my mistake.
In return it stole my sleep.
I sat there, bleary-eyed
Wanting to wake you
But you were resting so peacefully.
It kept me company until I said, "I see you!"
I stared straight at it, deep in thought
It couldn't deny my acknowledgement
It knew I'd tell you about it when you woke up.
That's when it left, the elephant in the room.
and I drifted off to sleep.